Monday, 29 September 2014

No7 Make Up Brush Cleanser! ♥

One of my most hated tasks is cleaning my make up brushes. I try to do it once a week but i find it so boring. I don't know how people will hundreds of brushes do it! Recently i picked up the No7 Make Up Brush Cleanser (£8 185ml) to spot clean my brushes. I always do an intensive clean but because i only own a few brushes, i need to be able to clean them while i'm doing my make up.

For spot cleaning my brushes, i've been using my ELF Brush Cleaner. I only have a small amount of make up brushes and only one of some kinds so if i'm layering another product or colour, i need a clean brush. I grabbed this when Boots were having a 3 for 2 offer on all make up brushes and tools as i'd just run out of my ELF one. 

I've found this really easy to use. I just put one pump onto the make up brush and rub the brush in circular motions onto a tissue. I keep doing this until no more colour or product comes off the brush. This has a really clean scent - chemically clean. it's not unpleasant as it means i know my brushes are clean. I use this on brushes with synthetic and natural hairs and it works well with both. For a quick fix, it's great at getting rid of the building up make up and colours on your brush. It's obviously only meant to be used for when you don't have the time to do an intensive, deep clean but this gets rid of most of it. 

I will repurchase this when i eventually run out as it does the job. It's not too expensive at £8 and it really seems to be lasting a while. 

What do you use to clean your brushes? Tell me in the comments!
Lots of love,
Rosie xo

Friday, 26 September 2014

How to Fight Spots with Origins!♥

We all get spots, lets not beat around the bush. I wouldn't say i have particularly bad skin but i do get spots every so often especially around certain times of the month. Spots are the bane of my existence. 

Recently, i went on a little spend at my local Origins counter. I've been trying to expand my skincare routine to fit more than just my dry skin worries. Besides dry skin, the occasional spot and discolouration are my main skin woes. I bought two products that have helped my skin a lot.

The Origins Out of Trouble 10 Minute Mask (£23 100ml Debenhams) is actually for oily skin. I only get spots in the areas of my face that ever get oily and oil on the skin causes you to break out. This takes off all the dead skin cells off my face and leaving behind soft, clean and clearer looking skin. It also makes my skin look a lot brighter too and dries out any spots i have on my face. I use a face mask once a week (or more depending how good my skin is) and alternate between a few depending on what my skin is like that week. I've also been using the Origins Super Spot Remover (£15 10ml Debenhams) on any spots i have. I dab a little bit onto the area before i go to bed and when i wake up, the blemish has always reduced in size and looks a lot less angry and red. It has loads of lovely ingredients like Red Algae and Salicylic acid, which is a great spot remover. This tingles when you apply it for a few minutes but doesn't hurt like some can do. 

What do you use to get rid of spots? Tell me in the comments!
Lots of love,
Rosie xo

Thursday, 25 September 2014

Maybelline Colorsensational Elixir! ♥

Like every blogger, i get way too excited about brands i love releasing new products. I've been using Maybelline for years and years. They recently launched a new line of lip products called the Elixir Lips. I love the lip 'lacquer' kind of product as some lipsticks can be kind of dry on me and the staying power is normally brilliant. 

I bought two shades of the Maybelline Colorsensational Elixir (£6.99 each Boots) 'Signature Scarlet' and 'Blush Essence'.  As the name suggests, 'Signature Scarlet' is a bright scarlet red and 'Blush Essence' is a gorgeous medium pink. The packaging of these products is really lovely - they're sturdy but pretty. 

Maybelline claims:

"Maybe gleaming colour can feel as good as it looks. New Maybelline Elixir, with its moisturising formula and velvety wand, cushions lips in lustrous colour that’s soft not sticky. Our 1st colour hit with the addictive feel you’ll crave."

Personally, I'd say these are on the sticky side. Not unbearably sticky but as they don't seem to 'set' they seem to get smudged really easily. As for the colour, i was expecting really rich and pigmented colours as the name 'colorsensational' would imply. Sadly, i found these started out quite pigmented but the more you applied the more it sheered out. It makes the red a lot more wearable for girls who aren't 100% comfortable with wearing bright colours but i was expecting more. They do have a really nice scent though, which I've noticed all Maybelline products have. The claim that this is moisturising is pushing it - it doesn't dry out my lips but it doesn't help add any moisture at all from what I've seen.

If you prefer more muted colours this would definitely be for you!

Have you tried this product? What did you think? Tell me in the comments!
Lots of love,
Rosie xo

Wednesday, 24 September 2014

Revlon ColorStay Foundation Dry/Normal Skin! ♥

Recently, on a #bbloggers chat i asked what everyone's favourite high street/drugstore foundation. Quite a few people said the Revlon ColorStay. I've tried a few Revlon foundations over the years. My ideal foundation would be medium coverage, build able and good match for my skin tone. Of course, i rushed out to buy and try the foundation...

Revlon ColourStay Foundation "150 Buff" (£12.49 Boots) is a foundation I've really enjoyed wearing. It feels light on the skin, like I'm not wearing anything. It blends well and easily. The colour 'Buff' is the second lightest shade and matches my skin really well. Revlon claims this will last 24 hours, i personally wouldn't say 24 hours but a long time yes. I apply my make up at around 7am and don't get home tip after 6pm every day and this is still on with no signs of fading. 

The finish is really lovely - it's not overly dewy but it looks very natural. The coverage is definitely medium but I've found it's easily build able to high coverage. I love that they have two different formula's for dry skin and oily skin as sometimes foundations can dry my skin out more. At £12.49 it's at the higher end of high street, but the quality is lovely. If you want a medium coverage foundation for A/W and have dry skin like me, give this a try!

Have you tried this product? What did you think? Tell me in the comments!
Lots of love,
Rosie xo

Tuesday, 23 September 2014

MakeUp Revolution I ♡ Make Up All Day and Night Eyeliners! ♥

Here i am again, with another MakeUp revolution post! This brand are literally all over the blogosphere, it's great to see a brand who really interact with their customers. I can be quite boring when it comes to everyday make up, i admit it, when i'm rushing to get ready in the mornings i always forget to try something new like i do on the weekends. I've been trying to incorporate some more colour into my looks recently and these products certainly do the trick....

I have all six shades of the MakeUp Revolution I ♡ MakeUp All Day and All Night eyeliners (£1.99* MakeUp Revolution) in the shades: Lustful Ways, Channeling my inner, Dangerous Games, The Last Laugh, Stars come Out and One sin too many?. Like all of MakeUp Revolution products, they're extremely purse friendly, these are only £1.99 each! Some of the shades have shimmer in like 'Stars come out' which explains the name!

L to R: One sin too many, Stars come out, The last laugh, Dangerous games, Channeling my inner and Lustful ways.
The staying power of these is incredible, I always swatch on the back of my hand and we all know how quickly that ends up smudged all over our arms. With these, not only did they not smudge accidentally but when i tried to run them off, they didn't budge! All of the colours are highly pigmented especially the darker colours. 

My favourite shades are probably 'Dangerous games' and 'Stars come out' which are both gorgeous. I've been using 'Stars come out' on my upper lash line then lining my lower lashes and waterline with 'Dangerous game' which looks really lovely on. All of the eyeliners feel creamy and glide onto the skin with no nasty pulling on your delicate eye area.

Have you tried these products? What did you think? Tell me in the comments!
Lots of love,
Rosie xo

Monday, 22 September 2014

My Current Haircare Routine! ♥

I'm more than slightly obsessed with haircare products. I dye my hair blonde and have been dying my hair for over ten years now, so i need to keep my hair in good condition these days. We all find holy grail products but with hair you have to factor in so many things: hair type, colour and length. 

My main goal for haircare is keeping my hair hydrated, blonde and soft. I've recently had my roots done too so i need to keep on top with the colour now!

When it comes too brightening products for blonde hair, my go-to product is the Pro:Voke Daily Maintenance Shampoo which i just reviewed here. This helps keep my hair looking lighter and to stop my hair from getting any awful brassy tones. I always then use another shampoo and I'm currently loving the Macadamia Oil Extract Shampoo. I love using hair products with Macadamia oil in them as they help keep your hair feeling super soft and silky. This helps add some moisture back into my hair as well as removing any products that I've used. I always prefer to use a shampoo/conditioner combination, so I'm currently using the Macadamia Oil Extract Conditioner which leaves my hair feeling soft and looking a lot healthier after a few days of use. I don't wash my hair every day as this dries my hair out, but i normally wash it every 2 or 3 days. 

Once I'm out of the bath/shower and have towelled dried my hair so it's just a little damp, i always use a few pumps of the John Frieda Sheer Blonde Brightening Oil elixir which keeps the lengths and ends of my hair looking healthier and keeping up the blonde shine for longer. This absorbs easily into my hair too and doesn't feel sticky at all. 

I don't use heat styling often but whenever i do, i always use a heat protector. This drastically improves on the quality of your hair and I'm currently using the TRESemme Heat defence Styling Spray which also helps fight any frizz too. 

Whats in your haircare routine? Tell me in the comments!
Lots of love,
Rosie xo

Friday, 19 September 2014

Pro:Voke Touch of Silver Daily Maintenance Shampoo! ♥

For any fellow bottle blondes out there, you'll feel my pain at trying to keep up with blonde hair. The hardest thing other than trying to keep up with roots, is trying to keep it as light as possible. I use toner every so often but on a day to day basis, i need some help!

I've been using the Pro:Voke Touch of Silver Daily Maintenance Shampoo (£4 Boots) since i first went blonde. I use this every time i wash my hair to neutralise any brassy or yellow tones in my hair. This always helps me keep up in between trips to the hairdressers and using toners at home. The shampoo smells really lovely and fresh, and does a good job at cleaning the hair too. Using this along with other blonde products (which you can see when i post my haircare routine!) are literally the only things keeping me blonde as i'm super lazy about remembering to go to the hairdressers.

So, if you have blonde hair that can get quite brassy and want an everyday/ every other day treatment for it to help keep those tones out. You really need to try this!

Have you tried this product? What did you think? Tell me in the comments!

Lots of Love,
Rosie xo

Thursday, 18 September 2014

Origins Drink Up Intensive Overnight Mask! ♥

I posted a little Origins skincare haul recently on the blog here, where i bought a few new products from them that i was looking forward to trying. I've used the Origins Drink Up 10 Minute Mask before and liked it, but I'd heard so many people talking about the overnight version! To me, i was a bit sceptical, i didn't want face mask all over my pillow either. 

The Origins Drink Up Overnight Mask (£22 100ml) has impressed me so much. I have really dry skin and with sweater weather fast approaching, i need to adapt my skincare routine to combat this. Just like the 10 minute mask, the overnight has a lovely smell of fresh peaches. The first difference i noticed was how much thicker the Overnight mask is than the regular 10 minute mask. It's super thick and i was slightly apprehensive at first, certain it was going to end up all over my pillow.

I use a pea sized amount for my whole face, concentrating on my forehead and cheeks. I was pleasantly surprised about how quickly this sinks into your skin, within a few minutes. You can feel this on your skin very slightly, but your face doesn't feel tacky, greasy or like it's going to transfer to your new pillowcases. The next morning, my skin feels plumper, softer and is visibly more hydrated. I don't use this everyday, i use this once or twice a week or on days where my skin needs a little bit of extra TLC. 

Origins is fast becoming one of my favourite brands for skincare,  it's all natural and doesn't irritate your skin with any nasty chemicals.

Have you tried this product? What did you think? Tell me in the comments!
Lots of love,
Rosie xo

Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Tips for Starting a Beauty Blog! ♥

I know, i know there are a lot of these posts around but this one is going to be about the lessons I've learnt since i started blogging a year a half ago. I've been watching youtube beauty guru's for years now and had been battling with whether to start a blog or not for a while before i finally took the plunge...

Be Yourself....This one is the most important one to me. No-one wants to read a blog that is a carbon copy of others. Let your personality shine through your writing and believe me, you'll have readers in no time. Don't be something you're not because you have nothing to prove.  
Be Organised... I'm guilty of this quite a few times but forgetting to post and just generally not keeping up with blogging. Set yourself days you're going to post and write posts in bulk. I always keep a notebook handy to jot down post idea's in and keep track of which posts will be going live which day.
Don't Bankrupt yourself...You don't have to post about super high end expensive products. Your blog should be about you, don't feel like you have to go out and buy every high end release to be a good blogger. 
Make Friends...I've met some lovely girls through blogging that i count as friends now. The blogging community can be a lovely place and are into similar things. There are always events to go to and socialise at too so it's easy to do this one. 
Connect with other bloggers... There are so many blogger chats on twitter. #bbloggers is 8pm-9pm on a Wednesday and Sunday. #fblchat is 8-9pm on a Tuesday. It's a great way to speak to bloggers, find new blogs to read and interact with each other. 
Don't expect everything for nothing... It's not all freebies. Well, it's very rarely ever in the grand scheme of things. If you want to blog because you just want free stuff, i don't recommend it as it's a lot of hard work. 
Last but not least, remember You Can't Please Everyone. This to me is a big one, no matter what you do in life, you're never going to be universally liked. Post what you want, when you want. Blog about what you want in any way you want. Be nice and you'll have a good time. 

What are your biggest tips to new beauty bloggers? Tell me in the comments!
Lots of love,
Rosie xo

Tuesday, 16 September 2014

First YouTube video & Get Ready With Me! ♥

After talking about it for ages, i finally recorded my first ever YouTube video this weekend. It's not the best but i'm proud of it being my first ever one.

So today's post is all about my first ever youtube video! I hope you enjoy watching my 'Get Ready with Me - Everyday make up'.

It would make my day if you could subscribe or comment on the video, or give it a thumbs up!

Lots of love,
Rosie xo

Monday, 15 September 2014

Product Empties! ♥

As i'm always trying new products out, I'm always surprised when i manage to finish a product. It's not too often though as i seem to have about 5 or more of the same kind of product going at any one time! Recently I've made a conscious effort to actually finish products and to see how much i like them and if I'd repurchase them or not. 

Origins Drink Up 10 Minute Mask
I have enjoyed this mask - it does add some moisture to my skin which desperately needs it but after recently buying the overnight variety from Origins, i don't think I'll be repurchasing this.
L'Oreal Skin Perfection Micellar Solution
I've fallen in love with Micellar Solutions over the last year and won't ever go back to make up remover wipes. This was the first one i tried, i will be repurchasing this as it's great to have for when my Vichy one runs out. It removes my make up very well and doesn't irritate my skin at all.
Cocoa Butter Body Scrub
This stuff smells absolutely divine! I started using this when i started using Cocoa Butter again to help with stretchmarks. This is a great pre-fake tan scrub and makes your skin smell like chocolate! It also left skin feeling soft and smooth but not at all sore as it's super gentle.
Aussie 3 Minute Miracle Conditioner
I've raved about this for years and i will 100% repurchase this. I love using this as a hair mask once or twice a week. My hair isn't in the greatest condition down to bleaching it for so many years and this helps make my hair feel soft and in better condition.
Argan Oil Conditioner
I bought this when i was still using the Argan Oil Hair mask and it's £1. It does help with the condition of hair, it's not a miracle product but it does make your hair feel softer and it smells really lovely

What products have you finished recently? Tell me in the comments!
Lots of love,
Rosie xo

Friday, 12 September 2014

Weight Loss Update: Week 9! ♥

It's been a while since i posted one of these! The last one i posted was my week 4 update and well, a month flew by before i even realised it! I've now been eating healthier, exercising and just generally looking after myself more for 9 weeks. 

I've added much more exercise into my routine since i bought myself a stationary bike machine. I use this when i come home from work everyday for 30 minutes. I've seen the weight coming off a lot quicker since starting this and I've started to notice my body getting much more toned - especially the thighs and stomach area. I still have under 1200 calories per day and have Saturdays 'off' as my cheat days where i can have what i want. I'm not craving any 'bad' food anymore, just certain meals like curries and pasta bakes. 

I've noticed my skin has become a lot clearer since cutting out junk food, it makes me wonder how i never noticed before! I've never lost this amount before but I'm so proud of myself and can't wait to reach my goal weight.


So now I've lost 20lbs which is a massive achievement. Only 15 more to go!

If you'd like to see any recipes or low fat meal ideas let me know!

Thanks for all the encouragement, it means a lot♥
Lots of love,
Rosie xo

Thursday, 11 September 2014

Top 5 under £5 - Eyeshadows! ♥

While looking through my blog, i noticed i do a lot of reviews and not many 'series'. I thought I'd start a new one so here it is, the Top 5 under £5. These posts will be proof that good make up doesn't always have to break the bank! Today's post is all about eyeshadows under £5. 

MakeUp Revolution Single Eyeshadows £1
We've all heard the hype around MakeUp Revolution recently, and if you haven't, what rock have you been living under? All of their products are super affordable and i recently reviewed some of their single eyeshadows here. They're pigmented, long lasting and they have over 45 different shades. At only £1 they're also a total bargain. 

EyesLipsFace Brightening Eye Colour £1.95
I have a few different shades of these little quads. The shades are all gorgeous and compliment each other and it's easy to create an eye look with the quads by themselves. They last well throughout the day, though i prefer to use a primer to make the colours pop. They're pigmented though some shades need a bit more building up than others. There are plenty of shades and finishes to choose from too so there is a quad for everyone's taste.

Wet n Wild Color Icon Eyeshadows £2.99 Amazon
If like me, you're reading this from the UK, you'll know about these products because every beauty blogger and youtuber raves about these. I've been buying mine from Amazon for only £2.99. They live up to the hype 100%. They're super soft and you will not need a primer to keep these on all day - the staying power of these is unbelievable! There are so many different shades to choose from with the trios. 

MUA Eyeshadow Palettes £3
This one is an obvious one, as most UK bbloggers have raved about these. For only £3 you get 12 eyeshadows. There are plenty of different palettes though my favourite is the Undressed2 palette (a dupe for the Urban Decay Naked2 Palette!). From my experience, the shadows are pigmented and blend easily. 

EyesLipsFace Single Studio Eyeshadow £3.95
The ELF Quads i spoke about earlier are from the 'essential' line these are from the Studio line. These are super pigmented and have a slightly better formula. There are so many shades available but this white is the perfect inner corner highlight colour. These last well throughout the day with or without a primer. 

What is your favourite eyeshadows under £5? Tell me in the comments!
Lots of love,
Rosie xo

Wednesday, 10 September 2014

My Current Everyday Skincare Routine! ♥

I've admitted it many times before but I'm addicted to skincare. Its scary to think until a few years ago, i didn't use any skincare whatsoever. Now it's a routine i stick to everyday without fail just to keep my skin looking as good as it possibly can. I have dry and sensitive skin but thankfully, i don't really break out. I get the odd spot like everyone does but my main skin problem is the dryness.  This is my everyday make up routine, i do switch this up at the weekends and add face masks and other treatments but weekdays i like to keep it as simple as i can. 

When i get home from work, the first thing i do is remove my make up using a cotton pad and the Vichy Pureté Thermale Micellar Solution* which I've almost finished. This helps remove my make up and even gets rid of waterproof mascara. I then cleanse again using the Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish with a Muslin cloth. This helps remove the last traces of make up and also any dirt. After using these two, my skin always feels really clean, soft and refreshed. In the shower, i use the Garnier PureActive Anti-Blackhead Deep Pore Wash which keeps my skin free from blackheads and keeps my pores from being blocked. 

As i have quite dry skin, i need to use an exfoliator everyday to keep any flaking skin at bay. The Boots Botanics All Bright Purifying Face Scrub is gentle enough to use everyday and it doesn't irritate my sensitive skin. I always concentrate this on my nose, cheeks and forehead where i get the driest. Once out of the shower, i spritz some of the Boots Botanics Rosewater Toning Spritz over my face and wipe the excess off with a cotton pad. Last but not least, i moisturise with the Olay Beauty Fluid to keep my skin feeling soft and hydrated.

If you'd like to see my weekend skincare and what treatments i use, please let me know!

Whats your current skincare routine? Tell me in the comments!
Lots of love,
Rosie xo

Tuesday, 9 September 2014

theBalm Nude Tude Palette First Impressions! ♥

Ever since i heard youtubers and bbloggers talking about theBalm, I've been obsessed with them. theBalm isn't really sold here in UK much which means it's quite hard to get a hold of. Their products are quirky with cute themes. Last year i reviewed their infamous Rockstar palette (read review here) and i loved it. I've finally caved in and bought more from the brand. 

I bought theBalm NudeTude Eyeshadow Palette (£22 Amazon) as a girl can really never have enough nude eyeshadows. Also, I'd seen so many reviews of this that i had some serious product lust over it! As with all theBalm products, the packaging is absolutely gorgeous with a big mirror. Each of the twelve eyeshadow's are named after an attitude. The palette contains a variety of shades, there's a rose gold (Stand-offish) a white (Sassy) and even a matte black (Serious). It's going to be easy to create a variety of looks with this palette. 

The eyeshadows feel so soft and blend so easily onto the skin. They all seem to be quite pigmented though the black did take a few tries to get it opaque. Out of all high end brands, I'd say theBalm have my favourite formula for eyeshadows. They last so well through the day or night and just look gorgeous. The swatches are all without a primer and I've noticed there never seems to be any fallout with these eyeshadows. Although £22 sounds like a lot, it actually works out to around £1.85 per shadow which sounds a lot better. 

Have you tried this product? What did you think? Tell me in the comments!
Lots of love,
Rosie xo

Monday, 8 September 2014

High Street Beauty Haul! ♥

While browsing Boots recently, i decided to spend some hard earned vouchers on some new beauty bits. Thankfully. i have a big Boots in my town which has all the brands i love in and managed to pick up some great products. 

Right now, it's 3 for 2 on make up brushes in Boots so i picked up a few Real Techniques brushes. I bought the Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge (£5.99 Boots) as i haven't tried it yet! I've been meaning to try all these 'beauty blender' kind of products for a while to see if they live up to the hype around them. I also repurchased my favourite ever Real Techniques brush, the Real Techniques Expert Face Brush (£9.99 Boots) which i use everyday for my foundation. I thought I'd buy a back up of this as it means I'll have an extra while the other one is being washed/drying. The last make up brush i bought was the Real Techniques Blush Brush (£9.99 Boots) as i need some more blush brushes as i have a million blushes.  

I also couldn't resist buying some make up too as that's also on 3 for 2 at the moment! Firstly, i picked up the Collection Work the Colour Smokey Eye Palette (£3.99 Boots). My favourite eye look is the smokey eye and a girl can really never have too many smokey eye palettes especially at the bargain price of £3.99! I also picked up two of the new Maybelline ColourSensational Elixir Lip Lacquers (£6.99 Boots) in two shades 'Essence' and 'Signature Scarlet'. I love Lip Lacquers and these seem to be creating quite a buzz in the beauty world. Last but not least, i picked up the Maybelline Colour Show Eyeshadow in "Copper Fizz" which i can't seem to find on the Boots website but looks like a gorgeous shimmery copper shade.

What have you bought recently? Tell me in the comments!
Lots of love,
Rosie xo

Friday, 5 September 2014

MakeUp Revolution Focus & Fix Eyebrow Shaping Kit! ♥

Is it just me or does anyone else look back on photo's of their younger selves and get embarrassed by the state of their brows? Until i was around 17 i never wore make up unless it was clear lip gloss and didn't even pluck my brows. I never used to shape or fill them in either!

I'd only tried eyebrow pencils up until recently. I'd heard everyone going on about brow powders and gel and i thought it sounded way too fiddly for me. While making a MakeUp Revolution order i added the MakeUp Revolution Focus & Fix Eyebrow Shaping Kit in "Light/Medium" (£2.50 MakeUp Rev) to my basket. For only £2.50, i thought why not try it?! 

It's not at all as fiddly filling in my brows using this kit, i use the applicator it comes with and lightly dab into the top left hand colour. I chose light medium as although i have medium brown hair, i dye my hair blonde and blonde hair/super dark eyebrows is one of my biggest pet peeve's. It blends well and easily and thankfully doesn't give me caterpillars. It's very easy to use and comes with a lighter 'highlight' colour to help shape your brows. I always use the wax, which I've found help keep my eyebrows to stay in place all day without smudging. I can't believe i ever thought this would be hard to do! I can't imagine going back to an eyebrow pencil now though! I don't personally use the mini tweezers included in the kit as they're just too small for me to work with unfortunately but they are a great thought for on the go hair removal!

Have you tried this product? What did you think? Tell me in the comments!
Lots of love,
Rosie xo

Thursday, 4 September 2014

The Body Shop Vitamin E Sink In Moisture Mask! ♥

Over the last few weeks, i seem to have bought a lot of new skincare products. I'm always looking for new products to add to my routine to make my skin look the best it possibly can. My skin type is definitely dry which means a lot of my skincare needs to give my skin some much needed moisture and TLC. 

Whilst making a cheeky The Body Shop order, i added the The Body Shop Vitamin E Sink in Moisture Mask (£13 The Body Shop) to my basket. I've already tried some of the range already so knew what kind of quality i was expecting this face mask to have. The mask has a very powdery, perfumed smell which i find really pleasant which makes my face smell faintly of it but isn't at all over powering. It's a very light face mask which i put on around 9pm at night to make sure it sinks in before i go to bed. It sinks in fairly quickly and leaves my skin feeling instantly refreshed, plumped and of course moisturized. I don't use this too often though, once or twice a week is more than enough depending on how bad my skin is that week. 

This pot will last me forever, i use a pea sized amount each time and this still looks brand new. I always concentrate it more on my cheeks and chin area, which is where my skin seems to get the most dry. If you have dry skin like me, but also don't want a product to irritate your skin this is a great one as it's made with all natural ingredients and leaves an obvious difference in skin condition.

Have you tried this product? What did you think? Tell me in the comments!
Lots of love,
Rosie xo

Wednesday, 3 September 2014

Make Up Revolution Single Eyeshadows! ♥

Since i made my first order with MakeUp Revolution, I've spoken about them quite a lot on here and on my twitter. They're a brand with great quality products for extremely purse friendly prices. When i made my order, i knew i wanted to try some of their infamous eyeshadows, with everyone raving about them. 

I ended up buying two shades of the single eyeshadows. I bought the MakeUp Revolution Eyeshadow in "Base!" and "Black Heart" (£1 each MakeUp Revolution). Despite the small price tag, i am very impressed with both shades. Base! is a light golden champagne with lots of shimmer which looks gorgeous all over the lid for a wash of colour and Black Heart is a matte black which i love using in smokey eyes. Both have high pigmentation, i don't need to keep dipping my brush into the pan to get more and easily. 

Both Black Heart and Base! stay for around 5/6 hours before starting to fade though they do last much longer with a primer. Both feel very soft and are very easy to blend.  With 45 shades of the single eyeshadows to choose from, you can literally create any looks whether it be bright blue or a soft neutral look. 

Have you tried this product? What did you think? Tell me in the comments!
Lots of love,
Rosie xo

Tuesday, 2 September 2014

The Body Shop Shea Body Butter! ♥

If you read my blog, you'll know i recently made a sneaky online order on The Body Shop's website when it was 40% off. I love The Body Shop, who doesn't love bath and body products? I'm obsessed with making sure i use body lotion or butter every night to make sure my skin is as smooth and soft as it can possibly be. Plus the fact they have all these delicious scents and collections, i can barely contain myself every time i go near their shops!

When i placed my order (read haul post here) i made sure to grab myself a new body butter. As much as i love body lotions, body butters just feel all that more luxurious in my mind. After to-ing and fro-ing, i bought the The Body Shop Shea Body Butter (£13 200ml The Body Shop). I love the scent of Shea as it has a really clean and fresh smell. 

As the Body Butter is so thick and creamy, it looks like it might take ages to absorb into the skin but thankfully it takes no time at all. Within minutes, you've got softer and moisturised skin all over. This always works best for me when I've just got out of the bath or shower but i do use this throughout the day on drier places on my body like my knee's and elbows. Because the butter is so thick, you don't have to use very much product each time. I love using this as you can still see/smell a difference hours later as I'm always catching whiffs of the nutty scent of Shea. 

Have you tried this product? What did you think? Tell me in the comments!
Lots of love,
Rosie xo

Monday, 1 September 2014

August 2014 Favourites! ♥

Is it really August already?! Where did summer go? On the brighter side, only 17 Fridays until Christmas now! August has been a hectic month for me with working, gigs and my anniversary. It was mine and my lovely boyfriends 3 year anniversary this month - which we celebrated with a trip to Thorpe Park with our close friends. 

My first favourite this month has been Bio Oil as I'm currently on a diet/exercise regime to try and lose weight, I'm also trying to tackle my stretchmarks. It's a fact of life that we get them but sometimes we'd rather they weren't so noticeable. I love using Bio Oil every night and massaging it in to make sure it sinks in. This always keeps the skin hydrated and helps to make them fade a little bit at a time. It's not a miracle product, but it's giving me the confidence to not wear black tights all the time. I love the 'dewy' make up look - but i always have to powder too to keep my make up in place. I've been loving the NYX Dewy Finish Spray which is great for leaving my skin and make up looking dewy and freshly applied without making it slide off my face too. 

For make up favourites, the MakeUp Revolution Focus & Fix has been a saviour. I've never used a brow powder before but this has shown me how much i was missing by using pencils. I'm able to fill my brows in easily and make them last all day. Best thing? It's not too dark that it looks silly with my blonde hair but not too light that it doesn't match my natural hair colour. Result! Last but not least, the Maybelline Better Skin Foundation has been my go-to foundation for 6 weeks now. It's give a great medium coverage which also doesn't feel heavy on my skin. It blends well and lasts all day without needing a touch up. 

What are your favourite products this month? Tell me in the comments!
Lots of love,
Rosie xo
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